Another bad food review: Deep-fried Twinkie!

Posted: August 18, 2016 in Uncategorized
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In 2013, we lost one of the best snacks, ever. Hostess had a company wide stike, where their workers refused to work. The company didn’t fall into the trap and decided to close their company doors. But Hostess’ snacks weren’t away for long, as they were bought by another company, which brought back the beautiful snacks to stores on July 15th, 2013. I can’t tell you how upset I was when they stopped selling zingers, my favorite snack from Hostest. So when they annouced that they were coming back, I spent hours, on the phone, trying to find these bars of calories. I wasn’t able to find the magical Zingers, but luckily Twinkies were back on the shelves. I grabbed three boxes and went home. Now, after three years, Hostess has brought us another amazing gift, and at the right time!
We had a fair start, in Springfield, which is still going on. Amazingly this treat hit the markets during this time. During the fair, I love to go grab a cheese-on-a-stick. There is also another treat I love, Deep fried Twinkies, the same item Hostess just released. Wal-mart had the treat, so after picking up my check, I ran over to the frozen section and grabbed a couple boxes. The deep-fried Twinkies come in the original vanilla and a rich chocolate. They cost $4.96/each, raising the question “was it worth it?” That question will now be answered. They recommend you to cook the Twinkies in the over, but I deep fried them.

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From the first look, the vanilla Twinkies look like regular Twinkies. The coloring is slightly faded, but that is from being Frozen. The chocolate ones, on the other had, were really crumbly, almost looking like they were smoothered in Oreo crumbs, but the sweet smell almost cancel out the negative look. Before cooking the Original Twinkies I tried the frozen one. I must say, they actually taste better than the store sold snacks! They cook really fast, only taking three minutes, when frying, and an eight minute cook time when cooking in the oven. While cooking, there is no distict smell, but that isnt a problem! I did enjoy watching them cook, which, if you are frying, you will need something to hold the twinkies down, because they float, making it a little annoying when trying to make them.

After they cook, you have to let them sit for 2 minutes. I was worried that this would cause the insides to get cold and allow the crème to harden, but surprisinly it didn’t. When I cut the Original Twinkie open, the crème oozed out. It looked amazing. The fluffiest was not harmed during the frying. If it was all graded by looks, this treat would be the best treat since Zingers! But looks aren’t everything. I was ready to take a leap of faith, and try these amazing treats. I slowly took a big bite of the Hot Twinkie. The insides were still very hot, which I didn’t expect, making it very crispy. My first thought was they taste like a funnel cake, they were fluffy and the crème tastes like a mixture between Powder Sugar and Crème cheese. The Twinkie would taste even better with milk, but I didn’t have any milk. In all honesty, the Twinkie tasted just like the snacks, just a little sweeter, but it left a strange after-taste in my mouth.

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The Chocolate Twinkies were a let down, sorry to tell you that! The only thing that was good was the sight of them. They looked crisp with a fluffy, vanilla inside. The crème was very runny, looking delicous, but the taste didn’t live up to the image! When I first swallowed it, I thought of Chocolate donuts. I usually like Chocolate donuts, but this time it was a nasty taste. The crème was very rich, almost too sweet. I know it started to hurt my teeth, right away. The Twinkies obsorbed the oil, making the inside really greasy. The after taste from the vanilla snack was the taste of the chocolate Twinkie. I wasn’t able to finish the chocolate snack, it was nasty…

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I made a few, in the oven, to share the results (since this was the recommended cook). This took longer to cook, almost a whole six minutes more. I had 14 fried before I had seven out of the oven. I let them sit out the two minute. After the two minutes, I pulled one apart. The sweet middle wasn’t melt like the fried Twinkie. After inspecting the outside, I took a huge bite. Since this was the recommended way, I thought it was going to explode with flavor and it did, just not a good flavor! I would rather eat ten Chocolate Twinkies, then one of the baked ones. The baked Twinkies were so nasty that I was only able to get one bite out, before I began to gag. The flavor was soiled with a strong sour taste, even the sweet center was horrible. It wasn’t sweet and didn’t even taste like a Twinkie. I am unsure what it tasted like, well other than earwax! Yeah, it taste like earwax!!!!!! I wasn’t able to eat another bite, so I left it as “I hate this crap!!!”

I started this with asking a question, the question was “were the Twinkies worth it?” The answer is “Yes, they are.” I would buy them again, but this time I would only fry them, also would only fry one-at-a-time, to avoid getting a toothache! I do recommend these snacks, but only if you like Twinkies or funnel cakes, also only if you are going to actually fry them. If you expect to get a good taste out of the oven, then you should probably go to another treat! For $5 I really felt I got my money worth, though. I loved the original ones!
Love you guys!!!!
     

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